Thursday, 17 September 2009

The First Weekend

Saltaire was buzzing at the weekend with people coming to visit the Arts Trail. The sun was out, the streets were packed and there was a lot of warmth and good humour in the air. The general observation was that the quality of all the artwork on the trail was high this year and that visitor numbers were up.

If you didn't get along last weekend, you really are in for a feast. The Open Houses look like 16 individually curated galleries, each with their own style and presence. Look out for the bunting hanging in the doorways, as a sure sign that there are delights waiting for you inside. In every nook and cranny there is something to discover: exhibitions, lectures, films, free activities for children...

Look out especially for lectures by Sue Lawty (Friday 18th) and Janet Bolton (Saturday 19th), and two classic films: Kes (Saturday 19th at 7pm) and The Dresser (Sunday 20th at 7pm).

Saltaire is looking at its best; if you haven't already, come and be part of it, you won't regret it.